HOUSTON, TEXAS — Giddy up! Alberta officials are heading to Texas.
The provincial government announced that Sonya Savage, minister of energy, will travel to Houston to promote Alberta’s energy sector to international decision-makers, investors and state legislators.
Savage is scheduled to attend the World Petroleum Congress (WPC), an international oil and gas conference that is being hosted in the city.
The minister will also attend the Energy Council Conference in New Orleans, La. The Energy Council is an organization of elected legislators from 14 energy-producing states in the U.S. and two Canadian provinces, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
“I am looking forward to promoting Alberta and our energy sector in the United States. Being a secure and stable source of energy, Alberta has a key role in supplying affordable, responsible and reliable energy for North America and the world. I will be highlighting Alberta’s innovative and world-leading oil and gas industry and our province’s plan to pursue new and emerging sources of energy.”
The province stated attending both the WPC and Energy Council Conference provides officials opportunities to advocate for Alberta as a supplier of responsible, secure, reliable and affordable energy.
Savage will meet with U.S. and other government officials, as well as energy industry executives. The minister said she also plans to encourage conference delegates to attend the 24th World Petroleum Congress, scheduled to take place in Calgary in 2023.
The minister will be joined by her chief of staff and the deputy minister of Alberta Energy and MLA for Grande Prairie Tracy Allard will attend the Energy Council Conference. Allard sits on the board of directors for the council’s Center for Legislative Energy and Environmental Research.